Period
to 18 September 2019

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Finance over the 6 months to 18 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Financial
UK > England
6 months to
18 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 15,175 18,767 18,950
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.58% 19.95% 21.04%
As % of the General category 47.79% 49.28% 48.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,463 13,046 13,382
England median daily rate £510 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £308
90th Percentile £700 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £480 £475
% change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 250 166
England median hourly rate £21.00 £24.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +9.09% +5.26%
10th Percentile £11.25 £13.25 £11.33
90th Percentile £48.77 £51.15 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £24.00 £22.42
% change year-on-year -12.50% +7.04% +9.38%

Finance is in the General Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 31,752 38,086 39,373
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 38.87% 40.48% 43.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 20,675 25,139 26,183
England median daily rate £500 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £278
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £483 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +1.58% +5.56% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 876 1,000 972
England median hourly rate £22.67 £22.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.73% - +8.17%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.25 £11.42
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £21.50 £22.52
% change year-on-year +4.65% -4.53% +9.85%

Finance
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Finance as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Finance in England

Finance
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Finance in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Finance in England

Finance
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Finance in England over the 6 months to 18 September 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Finance in England

Finance
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Finance in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Finance in England

Finance
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Finance in England over the 6 months to 18 September 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Finance in England

Finance
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Finance within the England region over the 6 months to 18 September 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London 0 9,576 £538 +2.38% 1,606
South East -3 2,005 £475 +5.56% 497
North of England -1 1,357 £450 +9.09% 544
South West -4 879 £465 +9.41% 254
Midlands -1 755 £438 +3.43% 339
Yorkshire +1 681 £435 +5.45% 210
North West +2 602 £450 +8.43% 285
East of England 0 513 £475 -5.00% 191
West Midlands -2 427 £425 - 214
East Midlands 0 312 £450 +15.02% 124
North East +2 74 £406 -9.72% 49
South Coast -3 2 £600 +41.18%
Finance
UK

For the 6 months to 18 September 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Finance also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Finance.

1 4,332 (28.55%) Agile Software Development
2 2,697 (17.77%) Banking
3 2,165 (14.27%) SQL
4 2,012 (13.26%) Java
5 1,785 (11.76%) Microsoft
6 1,660 (10.94%) DevOps
7 1,611 (10.62%) AWS
8 1,594 (10.50%) Project Management
9 1,588 (10.46%) Stakeholder Management
10 1,571 (10.35%) Azure
11 1,515 (9.98%) Python
12 1,408 (9.28%) Windows
13 1,371 (9.03%) JavaScript
14 1,316 (8.67%) SAP
15 1,272 (8.38%) C#
16 1,267 (8.35%) Migration
17 1,217 (8.02%) Business Intelligence
18 1,205 (7.94%) Oracle
19 1,171 (7.72%) Analytical Skills
20 1,154 (7.60%) .NET
21 1,100 (7.25%) SQL Server
22 1,075 (7.08%) Scrum
23 1,031 (6.79%) Analytics
24 952 (6.27%) Change Management
25 951 (6.27%) Degree
26 943 (6.21%) Problem-Solving
27 915 (6.03%) Linux
28 894 (5.89%) TDD
29 848 (5.59%) Microsoft Excel
30 826 (5.44%) Microservices

Finance
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 343 (2.26%) SharePoint
2 326 (2.15%) Apache Spark
3 324 (2.14%) Confluence
4 189 (1.25%) Apache
5 141 (0.93%) IIS
6 130 (0.86%) Skype for Business
7 126 (0.83%) SAS
8 119 (0.78%) Elasticsearch
9 117 (0.77%) MS Exchange
10 103 (0.68%) CMS
11 84 (0.55%) Tomcat
12 83 (0.55%) WebSphere
13 64 (0.42%) Mule
14 60 (0.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 44 (0.29%) JBoss
16 43 (0.28%) Cloud Foundry
16 43 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2010
17 37 (0.24%) Oracle Service Bus
18 36 (0.24%) Adobe Experience Manager
19 32 (0.21%) nginx
Applications
1 848 (5.59%) Microsoft Excel
2 652 (4.30%) Microsoft Office
3 386 (2.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 253 (1.67%) Microsoft Project
5 193 (1.27%) MS Visio
6 100 (0.66%) Spreadsheet
7 99 (0.65%) Sketch
8 53 (0.35%) Photoshop
9 47 (0.31%) Adobe Illustrator
10 46 (0.30%) InVision
11 24 (0.16%) Open Workbench
12 17 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 10 (0.066%) Chatbot
13 10 (0.066%) OmniGraffle
13 10 (0.066%) SPSS
14 9 (0.059%) Figma
14 9 (0.059%) Zeplin
15 8 (0.053%) Marvel
16 7 (0.046%) Flinto
16 7 (0.046%) Stata
Business Applications
1 217 (1.43%) SAP S/4HANA
2 180 (1.19%) Dynamics CRM
3 152 (1.00%) SAP FI
4 130 (0.86%) SAP CO
5 127 (0.84%) Oracle EBS
6 125 (0.82%) SAP FI/CO
7 101 (0.67%) Dynamics AX
7 101 (0.67%) Oracle Receivables
8 94 (0.62%) Oracle Payables
9 86 (0.57%) Oracle Financials
10 82 (0.54%) Oracle EBS R12
11 79 (0.52%) NetSuite
12 74 (0.49%) SAP ERP
13 69 (0.45%) Oracle General Ledger
14 65 (0.43%) Oracle Assets
14 65 (0.43%) Oracle ERP
15 61 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
16 58 (0.38%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
17 49 (0.32%) SAP BPC
18 46 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1,611 (10.62%) AWS
2 1,571 (10.35%) Azure
3 590 (3.89%) Office 365
4 383 (2.52%) Power Platform
5 380 (2.50%) GCP
6 361 (2.38%) Serverless
7 295 (1.94%) Dynamics 365
8 287 (1.89%) AWS Lambda
9 283 (1.86%) Amazon S3
10 273 (1.80%) OpenShift
11 249 (1.64%) SaaS
12 234 (1.54%) PaaS
13 208 (1.37%) AWS CloudFormation
13 208 (1.37%) GitHub
14 205 (1.35%) Amazon EC2
15 187 (1.23%) IaaS
16 169 (1.11%) Amazon SQS
17 142 (0.94%) Amazon ECS
18 96 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
19 90 (0.59%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 418 (2.75%) Firewall
2 227 (1.50%) DNS
2 227 (1.50%) WAN
3 185 (1.22%) LAN
4 163 (1.07%) Skype
5 160 (1.05%) Internet
6 147 (0.97%) VPN
7 133 (0.88%) TCP/IP
8 129 (0.85%) Network Security
9 127 (0.84%) DHCP
10 93 (0.61%) HTTP
11 82 (0.54%) SAN
12 70 (0.46%) Wireless
13 68 (0.45%) Cisco ASA
14 67 (0.44%) BGP
15 64 (0.42%) MPLS
16 53 (0.35%) FTP
17 51 (0.34%) Cisco Nexus
18 49 (0.32%) Unified Communications
19 42 (0.28%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,100 (7.25%) SQL Server
2 591 (3.89%) Data Warehouse
3 576 (3.80%) Big Data
4 380 (2.50%) Power BI
5 338 (2.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 299 (1.97%) Hadoop
7 282 (1.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 275 (1.81%) Relational Database
9 272 (1.79%) NoSQL
10 216 (1.42%) Amazon RDS
11 205 (1.35%) MySQL
12 191 (1.26%) Amazon Redshift
13 166 (1.09%) Oracle Database
13 166 (1.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 161 (1.06%) PostgreSQL
15 123 (0.81%) MongoDB
16 122 (0.80%) Data Lake
17 119 (0.78%) Oracle Reports
18 112 (0.74%) RDBMS
19 111 (0.73%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 774 (5.10%) JIRA
2 617 (4.07%) Jenkins
3 616 (4.06%) Git (software)
4 233 (1.54%) Selenium
5 176 (1.16%) TeamCity
6 167 (1.10%) Maven
7 165 (1.09%) Artifactory
8 150 (0.99%) Visual Studio
9 141 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
10 139 (0.92%) Visual Studio Team System
11 135 (0.89%) Cucumber
12 131 (0.86%) JUnit
13 122 (0.80%) Sonatype Nexus
14 121 (0.80%) Bitbucket
15 111 (0.73%) RStudio
16 106 (0.70%) GitLab
17 88 (0.58%) webpack
18 86 (0.57%) Subversion
19 69 (0.45%) Eclipse
19 69 (0.45%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 2,697 (17.77%) Banking
2 821 (5.41%) Telecoms
3 794 (5.23%) Public Sector
4 788 (5.19%) Marketing
5 777 (5.12%) Front Office
6 714 (4.71%) Financial Institution
7 661 (4.36%) Manufacturing
8 592 (3.90%) Retail
9 483 (3.18%) Investment Banking
10 463 (3.05%) Electronics
11 355 (2.34%) Legal
12 227 (1.50%) Back Office
13 179 (1.18%) Retail Banking
14 152 (1.00%) Law
15 140 (0.92%) Advertising
16 138 (0.91%) Billing
17 111 (0.73%) General Ledger
18 96 (0.63%) Publishing
19 92 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
20 73 (0.48%) Games
Job Titles
1 3,492 (23.01%) Developer
2 2,537 (16.72%) Analyst
3 1,356 (8.94%) Project Manager
4 1,228 (8.09%) Architect
5 1,100 (7.25%) Business Analyst
6 945 (6.23%) Consultant
7 844 (5.56%) Java Developer
8 522 (3.44%) Senior Developer
9 445 (2.93%) Solutions Architect
10 441 (2.91%) C# Developer
11 405 (2.67%) DevOps Engineer
12 403 (2.66%) Financial Analyst
13 390 (2.57%) .NET Developer
14 361 (2.38%) React Developer
15 339 (2.23%) Full Stack Developer
16 311 (2.05%) Python Developer
17 289 (1.90%) Data Analyst
18 258 (1.70%) IT Manager
19 255 (1.68%) AWS Engineer
20 248 (1.63%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,154 (7.60%) .NET
2 812 (5.35%) AngularJS
3 777 (5.12%) Web Services
4 698 (4.60%) HTML
5 688 (4.53%) React
6 637 (4.20%) CSS
7 550 (3.62%) Node.js
8 382 (2.52%) Spring
9 369 (2.43%) REST
10 332 (2.19%) Kafka
11 305 (2.01%) XML
12 277 (1.83%) JSON
13 274 (1.81%) J2EE
14 272 (1.79%) RESTful
15 259 (1.71%) .NET Core
16 258 (1.70%) HTML5
17 256 (1.69%) ASP.NET
18 245 (1.61%) .NET Framework
19 236 (1.56%) Redux
20 221 (1.46%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1,171 (7.72%) Analytical Skills
2 588 (3.87%) Greenfield Project
3 584 (3.85%) User Experience
4 466 (3.07%) Management Information System
5 369 (2.43%) Data Centre
6 334 (2.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 328 (2.16%) Fixed Income
8 322 (2.12%) Derivative
9 310 (2.04%) Hedge funds
10 309 (2.04%) Self-Motivation
11 235 (1.55%) Virtual Team
12 217 (1.43%) Mobile App
13 213 (1.40%) Equities
14 211 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
15 143 (0.94%) Data Structures
16 140 (0.92%) Algorithms
17 138 (0.91%) Public Cloud
18 96 (0.63%) Credit Risk
19 91 (0.60%) Cloud Native
20 84 (0.55%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1,408 (9.28%) Windows
2 915 (6.03%) Linux
3 535 (3.53%) Windows 10
4 461 (3.04%) Unix
5 376 (2.48%) Windows Server
6 264 (1.74%) Windows 7
7 171 (1.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 155 (1.02%) Android
9 130 (0.86%) Apple iOS
10 128 (0.84%) Windows Server 2012
11 97 (0.64%) Windows Server 2008
12 61 (0.40%) Solaris
13 45 (0.30%) AIX
14 29 (0.19%) CentOS
14 29 (0.19%) Windows 8
15 24 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
16 22 (0.14%) Ubuntu
17 13 (0.086%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
18 11 (0.072%) Mac OS
18 11 (0.072%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,332 (28.55%) Agile Software Development
2 1,660 (10.94%) DevOps
3 1,594 (10.50%) Project Management
4 1,588 (10.46%) Stakeholder Management
5 1,267 (8.35%) Migration
6 1,217 (8.02%) Business Intelligence
7 1,075 (7.08%) Scrum
8 1,031 (6.79%) Analytics
9 952 (6.27%) Change Management
10 943 (6.21%) Problem-Solving
11 894 (5.89%) TDD
12 826 (5.44%) Microservices
13 811 (5.34%) Project Delivery
14 775 (5.11%) Programme Management
15 766 (5.05%) ITIL
16 711 (4.69%) Test Automation
17 702 (4.63%) Software Engineering
18 688 (4.53%) ERP
19 631 (4.16%) Asset Management
20 618 (4.07%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 2,165 (14.27%) SQL
2 2,012 (13.26%) Java
3 1,515 (9.98%) Python
4 1,371 (9.03%) JavaScript
5 1,272 (8.38%) C#
6 488 (3.22%) PowerShell
7 308 (2.03%) C++
8 302 (1.99%) TypeScript
9 273 (1.80%) T-SQL
10 229 (1.51%) Java 8
11 219 (1.44%) Bash Shell
12 203 (1.34%) R
13 190 (1.25%) Scala
14 187 (1.23%) C
15 177 (1.17%) PL/SQL
16 175 (1.15%) VBA
17 143 (0.94%) Shell Script
18 141 (0.93%) Perl
19 139 (0.92%) Ruby
20 134 (0.88%) ES6
Qualifications
1 951 (6.27%) Degree
2 595 (3.92%) Security Cleared
3 405 (2.67%) SC Cleared
4 183 (1.21%) PMI Certification
5 177 (1.17%) CISSP
6 171 (1.13%) Cisco Certification
7 157 (1.03%) PMP
8 139 (0.92%) Computer Science Degree
9 127 (0.84%) ISEB
10 126 (0.83%) DV Cleared
11 124 (0.82%) CISM
12 123 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
13 107 (0.71%) ACCA
14 105 (0.69%) CIMA
15 103 (0.68%) ISTQB
16 102 (0.67%) CCNP
17 82 (0.54%) Microsoft Certification
18 80 (0.53%) CISA
19 79 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
20 77 (0.51%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 482 (3.18%) QA
2 474 (3.12%) PMO
3 216 (1.42%) Data Quality
4 172 (1.13%) SLA
5 152 (1.00%) GDPR
6 122 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 78 (0.51%) PSD2
8 76 (0.50%) NIST
9 75 (0.49%) PCI DSS
10 68 (0.45%) MiFID
11 61 (0.40%) IFRS
12 55 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 44 (0.29%) COBIT
14 35 (0.23%) Solvency II
15 28 (0.18%) EMIR
15 28 (0.18%) SEPA
16 25 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
16 25 (0.16%) JSP 440
17 19 (0.13%) RMADS
18 16 (0.11%) GAAP
System Software
1 805 (5.30%) Docker
2 611 (4.03%) Active Directory
3 213 (1.40%) VMware Infrastructure
4 74 (0.49%) XenDesktop
5 72 (0.47%) Hyper-V
6 68 (0.45%) XenApp
7 58 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
8 56 (0.37%) Virtual Machines
9 52 (0.34%) vSphere
10 46 (0.30%) HDFS
11 45 (0.30%) Virtual Desktop
12 30 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
12 30 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
13 20 (0.13%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 19 (0.13%) Apache Flume
15 16 (0.11%) Firmware
16 15 (0.099%) VMware Workstation
17 14 (0.092%) ProxySG
18 12 (0.079%) OpenAM
18 12 (0.079%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 583 (3.84%) Kubernetes
2 505 (3.33%) Ansible
3 502 (3.31%) Terraform
4 270 (1.78%) SCCM
5 208 (1.37%) Puppet
6 194 (1.28%) Opscode Chef
7 62 (0.41%) Single Sign-On
8 57 (0.38%) Microsoft Intune
9 49 (0.32%) Control-M
10 39 (0.26%) AirWatch
11 37 (0.24%) Grafana
12 36 (0.24%) Oozie
13 35 (0.23%) Kibana
14 32 (0.21%) SCOM
15 30 (0.20%) FortiGate
16 28 (0.18%) HP Quality Center
17 27 (0.18%) Hadoop YARN
17 27 (0.18%) HP ALM
18 25 (0.16%) Packer
19 24 (0.16%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 1,785 (11.76%) Microsoft
2 1,316 (8.67%) SAP
3 1,205 (7.94%) Oracle
4 378 (2.49%) VMware
5 365 (2.41%) Google
6 363 (2.39%) Cisco
7 265 (1.75%) Citrix
8 259 (1.71%) Salesforce.com
9 206 (1.36%) Tableau
10 199 (1.31%) IBM
11 191 (1.26%) Red Hat
12 180 (1.19%) ServiceNow
13 160 (1.05%) Splunk
14 139 (0.92%) Bloomberg
15 129 (0.85%) HP
16 128 (0.84%) Adobe
17 120 (0.79%) CheckPoint
18 116 (0.76%) Reuters
19 108 (0.71%) MuleSoft
20 84 (0.55%) Workday